If you want to add extra smoothness and extra volume to your hair, hair extension is the best fit. An extension is easy to blend in with your hair and provides a light and natural feel to your hair. The hair extensions are purely made up of Remy Human hair that provides a natural look and is easy to wash. In this article, we will tell you about extensions and how to wash hair with extensions.
Washing the Hair with Extension is the new talk of the town. Extensions are the new way to be in trend and adopt the look that you want. After all, with the help of the extension, you get healthy and gorgeous hair and feel pretty, which is what makes you stand on top in the crowd.
There is a saying that says, "A great hairstyle is the best accessory." This means your hair can be your essential styling partner. The hair extension contains 3 main parts, the clip-in, weave, and Keratin extension. Typically, the help of hair professionals in installing and maintaining the hair extension costs you a lot of money. Now, if you want to wash your extensions, you may not want to spend so much, this is why we are here. To save you time, money, and so much more!
In this article, we will tell you a few amazing ways by which you can wash your hair with extensions.
Washing Clip In Hair Extensions
Step 1: Removing the extensions
One of the best things about the clip-in extension is that you can easily remove it and apply it to the hair. So washing your hair extensions by removing them is a simple and efficient way. Make sure you remove your hair extension before swimming or showering, the metal used in the clip to hold the extension can get rust or get damaged by the water.
Step 2: Detangle your hair extensions
Tangles and knots are common in hair and natural hair, so you need to detangle your hair before washing your hair extension. Then, gently run the comb or brush through a wide-tooth comb to remove the knots in the extension. Be careful, hair extension is sensitive to dryness and more likely to get tangled, so it needs extra sensitive care and protection. If you find it difficult to remove the tangles, first wet it with a detangling spray and then detangle it gently. However, in rare cases, if you still find the knot, then wet the whole hair extension and add conditioner before combing.
Step 3: Prepare a washbasin
Prepare and fill a washbasin with water with soft hot water. Don't use very hot water, which will damage your hair extension, but also keep in mind that too cold water will also not do the job of rinsing effectively.
Step 4: Soaking of Hair extension
Now, hold the extension from its clip and dip it into the water basin. Don't put the clip into the water. Please make sure the whole extension is evenly wetted; run a comb through it when in water.
Step 5: Shampoo the hair extensions
You can select any shampoo that is gentle, smooth to the type of extension you have. Lather a dollop of shampoo and mix it into the hair from the clips to the ending tips. Make sure you don't make tangles and use a wide-tooth comb or brush if needed. Mix the shampoo in the extension just like you do it with your hair, and the extension is dryer and more delicate than natural hair.
Step 6: Rinse hair with warm water
Now that you have applied the shampoo to the extension, it's time to start dipping the hair extension in the wash basin filled with warm water. In the water, gently squeeze the extension from top to bottom.
Step 7: Condition the extensions
It would be best if you used the lightweight conditioner that suits your hair extension. Then massage the conditioner dollops over the extension gently, just like the shampoo. Treat it as you're washing your hair. After washing, remove the water from the extension by squeezing it.
Step 8: Dry your hair
After washing, it's time to set your hair to dry, and you can clip them to any surface to let them dry. It would be best if you avoided the blowing dying of hair extension, as it damages the extension.
Washing The Clip-In Weave Extension
Step 1: Treat your hair with moisturizer
Since humans usually don't apply oil and moisturizers to the extension, you should pre-treat it with moisturizer before washing it. Dry hair is challenging to wash and has more chances of breaking. So add a little bit of oil before you shampoo the extension. Place a shower cap around the weave, and then allow the oil to get infused in your extension. Leave it for at least one hour.
Step 2: Clarify your hair and scalp
To prevent dandruff and remove the built-in hair products, fill the water spray with water and the other half with apple cider vinegar. Then spray it on your scalp and massage it. Then leave it for five minutes to soak up.
Note: you don't have to clarify your hair extension every time you wash. One time in a month would be enough.
Step 3: Choose the right shampoo
There are tons of shampoos options available for hair extensions. According to the professional hairstylist, any mild shampoo is the best fit for the washing of hair extensions. A deep moisturizing shampoo is also the best fit in the situation.
Step 4: Shampoo your hair
Now treat your hair with shampoo, wet your hair correctly with the shampoo. Apply dollops of shampoo and mix it properly so get into the roots.
Step 5: Treat with conditioner
The moisturized hair extends the lifespan of the weave. After applying a deep conditioner that fits your hair extension, leave it for 20-25 minutes. And after 20-25 minutes, rinse it with warm water.
Step 6: Let your hair dry
Now, allow your hair to dry. You can use the hairdryer to do so but remember, high-temperature heat might damage your weave. Make sure the natural hair and part of the weave driers out correctly.
Washing The Keratin Bonded Extensions
Step 1: Pick the right shampoo
Choosing the right shampoo is one of the essential steps when washing the hair with extension. The right type of shampoo helps in avoiding hair damage. So, you should pick up the shampoo that is the best fit for the kind of hair extension you use.
Note: Don't use shampoos that contain sulfates and silicones, as these ingredients cause the splitting off, while sulfates dry the sulfate.
Step 2: Wet your hair
Wet your hair with warm (but not very water), run fingers through the bonded extension to ensure that your hair is tangle-free.
Step 3: Shampoo your hair
Now, shampoo your hair over the extension as you usually treat your hair. Try not to rub and scrub from the bond, as it weakens the bonding. Instead, apply dollops of shampoo and mix it properly so that you cover your whole head.
Step 4: Moisturize extension with conditioners
The extension won't be able to reach down to the natural oils in your scalp, even if you treat it with conditioner. So, there is no such hard and fast rule to condition your hair. However, you can treat your hair with conditioner while wearing it.
Step 5: Wash with warm water
Use warm water, don't use hot water as it damages the bonding, and on the other hand cold water does not have the ability to remove the residue in the hair. Now, wrap your hair extension under the towel to dry out the water in it.
Step 6: Repeat the process 2-3 times a week
Frequent washing of hairs will damage the hair and shorten the lifespan of the hair extension. So wash your hair extension, like the way you wash your hair normally. If you are washing your hair after 2 or 3 days, don't forget to apply a conditioner to your hair extension to keep your hair moisturized.
If your hair is oily naturally, then use a shampoo that can help in reducing the oil in your hair and make your hair look cleaner.
Are You Set To Wash Your Hair Extensions
So, here are some ways for how to wash hair with extensions. The extensions are 100% made up of human hair, so it's recommended to treat them as you treat your natural hair. The extension hair needs to be shampooed and conditioned just like the regular hair needs. Just make sure you are using the right shampoo and right conditioner according to the type of your hair extension and natural hair (if you are using it on your natural hair)
We hope this article on how to wash hair with an extension will help you maintain a balance in your hair extension. If you are looking for shampoos relevant to hair extensions, check out the JuvaBun catalog now!